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2d Lt. Miguel Salazar Juayang, Ret.


2d Lt. Miguel Salazar Juayang, Ret.

August 1, 1924 – September 8, 2019

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of, Miguel Salazar Juayang, departed this life on September 8, 2019 at 5:07 pm at the age of 95 at the Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lolita Sucaldito Juayang. His children Mayolomi (Marylene), Marian (Nick), Miguel Jr (Lilibeth), Michel (Amy), Marilou (Rizaldy), Mario (Cely), Maricar, Mike (Zeny), Maribeth (Eugene), Medel (Doni), and Marycon (Mike); grandchildren RJ (Julie), Michelle, Mike, ElRey, and May Lyn Juayang, Chris and Jason Hooper, Nichole Uminga, Ellynne (Jade), Jennifer, DenDen, Shiela (Dan), and Miguel III Juayang, Elijah, Phillippe, and Yzabelle Juayang, John (Melo), Carlo, and Marc Juayang, Mayette and Mina Juayang, Karl, Joshua, and Dylan Reyes, Maila (Shaun); great-grandchildren Andy Hooper, Aiden, Jennilyn, Kylie, TanTan, Lexie, Chloe, Sofia, and Dylan, Migoy, and Tipay. He was predeceased by his parents Teodoro and Juana Juayang; daughter May Hooper (Andy); granddaughter Gabrielle Reyes; and 15 siblings.


Miguel was born on August 1, 1924 in Culasi, Antique Philippines.  He will be remembered as a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend. Miguel graduated from Panay College City of Iloilo Philippines in 1952, on an athletic scholarship, as an Elementary Teacher and focused on physical education. During his years in college he participated in baseball (1st baseman) and track and field (100m hurdle dash).


In 1952, after graduating College, Miguel married the love of his life of 67 years, Lolita Sucaldito Juayang, on April 26, 1952 and had 12 beautiful children.


During his military years, Miguel was part of the Philippine Air Force from 1954 – 1981 as a Flight Mechanic and logged in 14,872 hours of flying time.  He received many awards and certificates of merit from the Philippine Air Force from 1957-1981.  In 1958, he received a proficiency certificate in Air Craft Mechanics, 1962 certificate for Air Crew Member, in 1968 certificate for Psychological Training.


He was honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (military) in 1981.  He worked in the City of Pasay Villamor Air Base (formerly Nichols Air Base).  He retired on December 8, 1981 after serving for 30 years with distinction as 2nd lieutenant.


In 1986, Miguel and Lolita, along with their children, immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada with the help from their daughter May Hooper and sisters-in-law Merle Liberato and Leonisa Adelantar.  While in Canada, Miguel worked for 10 years at International Inn.  During retirement, he enjoyed travelling to numerous places in California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Seattle, British Columbia with his family.


We wish to thank the staff at Grace Hospital, 3rd Floor for their care and all his family and friends for their prayers and support throughout this time.


Lamay/Viewing will be held, Tuesday, September 17, with Ethical Death Care - 603 Wellington Cres (Unitarian Church) from 6pm – midnight. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 18 at 10am in St. Mary’s Cathedral, 353 St. Mary’s Avenue with interment to follow in Glen Lawn Cemetery.

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